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SAS: A Soldiers Perspective

SAS: A Soldiers Perspective

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by Col. Thomas A. Hillary
     
 

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This book provides an in sight into my lifetime experiences from birth to the present day. It also concentrates thoroughly on defining the qualities desired of an SAS military leader. In terms of personal experiences of leadership I would say that the military provided me with a blueprint of acceptable leadership behaviours. Looking at the training I went through

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This book provides an in sight into my lifetime experiences from birth to the present day. It also concentrates thoroughly on defining the qualities desired of an SAS military leader. In terms of personal experiences of leadership I would say that the military provided me with a blueprint of acceptable leadership behaviours. Looking at the training I went through with Special Forces reveals some of the unique qualities that are required to fulfil this role. I would say that conventional military regiments differed somewhat to the democratic, even abdicratic approach of Special Forces units such as the SBS, SAS and 2REP French Foreign Legion. While I was serving with the Marines I wanted to transfer to a Special Forces unit but was refused entry to the organisation because of my commitment to the Marines. This was a great issue at the time but I eventually rejoined the SAS regiment anyway after resigning from the Marines. My first period of SAS training followed passing of the usual Battle Fitness Test (BFT) that was completed while at a barracks off the King's Road in Chelsea. I can explain that my first thoughts about joining the SAS occurred in 1976 when I was serving as a junior guardsman at Pirbright in Surrey. The inspiration came from my platoon commander who had previously been a member of the Guards Independent Parachute Brigade. This was a unit that largely preceded G Squadron of the SAS Regiment. Later actions then included the Iranian embassy incident under direction of the Counter Revolutionary Warfare (CRW) team and patrols in areas of Northern Ireland that were subject to violent terrorist actions. I served also with 23 and 21 between 1985 and 1992 and the Scots Guards and French Foreign Legion experiences came early in my career.

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ISBN-13:
9781467888080
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
10/07/2009
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NOOK Book
Pages:
452
File size:
1 MB

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Sas 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PLEASE DO A LOVE TRIANGLE WITH RIN SHIEMI AND BONBON
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me: Rin aint de<_>ad! He is on the verge.<p> Rin: *glaring at me* i hate you...<p> Me: you love me!<p> Bon: *walks in* no we dont....<p> Me: no one asked you Bonbon!<p> Bon: *puts a gu<_>n to my head* call me that again i dare you!!<p> Me: *fear strucken face* enjoy...<p> Rin's POV<p> Everything was dark. Where was I? Was I de<_>ad? Did anyone even care? I took a step and the darkness filled with light. I saw my dad and Yukio.<p> "Dad? Yukio?" I gaped.<p> "Rin, we heard you," Yukio said, "I did hate you at one point, but I dont anymore. You are my brother and I love you. What happened to me wasnt your fault, I knew you could have handled that demon, but I didnt want to be shown up," he admited.<p> I smiled and looked at my dad. He was smiling at me. He looked... proud.<p> "If I hated you I wouldnt have kept you and Yukio and raised you two. I sure as he<_>ll wouldnt have protected you either. I love you and yukio. You boys are my sons and have made me prouder than I ever imagined. Rin, dont give up, if you do you will be disgracing me and disgracing you brothers good names. So dint ever think either one of us hated you, got it?" my dad said.<p> I nodded and they smiled. They disappeared and I returned to the darkness. I heard muffled noises, maybe voices and movement? I couldnt tell. I groaned and felt something soft and fuzzy next to my face, a small mew sounded from it. What what this thing?<p> /"Rin? Can you hear me?"/ I heard and felt something soft push my cheek. Was that a.... paw?<p> /"Kuro?"/ i asked mentally.<p> /"Rin! Your alive!!"/ Kuro said in my head. I felt him rubbing against me.<p> "Kuro, stop you might hurt him..." I heard a girls voice. Was that.... Shura, no it sounded like Izumo. "I can believe he was so st<_>upid!!" Yep deffenately Izumo.<p> "Rin-chan isnt that st<_>upid, he was probably trying to protect Bon," I heard a delicate voice chime. Shiemi. I also heard Nii agree with her.<p> "This kid has been through to much, this is nothing compared to everything he has been through.. he is strong, and muture even though he acts like a child most of the time," I heard another female voice. Shura, that was deffinately her.<p> I groanef softly and tried to open my eyes. I shivered. It was really really cold. I felt someone cover me with a blanket.<p> "If anything it is my fault for not staying to help him..." that voice... was that... was that Bon?<p> I open my eyes a bit and looked around a bit. Shura looked at me and smiled softly. Shiemi looked like she was going to cry. Izumo looked, well she looked pi<_>ssed as always. Kuro was on my chest staring at me happily. Bon looked... guilty?<p> "How do you feel?" Shura asked.<p> "Like I was h<_>it by a bus," I said.<p> Shura stood and bopped me on the head. "GOOD!! YOU ALMOST DI<_>ED!!! YOUR LUCKY YOU KNOW THAT!?" She yelled. I know she was really worried though, she grabbed me and hugged me. She was so fickle.
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*smiles* Got ut okay bye!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lays in the bed (postpostpost)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the SAS